After completing his education in fine art and graphic design Mike Kungl went on to achieve a successful career in advertising. Spending nearly two decades creating award winning logos, package design and illustrations for companies such as Panasonic, Johnson & Johnson, Toshiba and Nissan Motors, Kungl then focused on fine art full time.
Drawing inspiration from European graphic painter A. M. Cassandre and American industrial designers Raymond Loewy and Henry Dreyfuss, Mike Kungl was influenced by these designers’ dramatic take on the Art Deco and Streamline styles. Kungl’s own spin on the deco/streamline movement evolved quickly and soon into his new career, Kungl’s influence went beyond his Southern California beginnings as he gained notoriety on both coasts of the United States. Within just two years he was selected to create the official artwork for Miami Beach’s 25th annual Art Deco Weekend. The Miami honor is just one of many in a succession of developments that highlight Kungl’s growing reputation as a recognized collectible artist.
In 2006, Mike Kungl was selected as an official artist of the Disney Fine Art program (published by Collectors Editions) and has built a loyal following of fans who love his fresh take on Disney.
Combining his unique artistic style, which he has termed “21st Century Art Deco”, with classic Disney characters and stories, Mike Kungl has built upon Disney’s artistic legacy by applying his unique Deco twist his collection of Disney works which are renowned and collected around the world.
Today, Kungl is among the world’s finest artists in the Art Deco tradition. His art can frequently be seen on television shows including Ashton Kutcher’s Beauty and the Geek series, CSI, Gilmore Girl’s and CBS’ Big Bang Theory.